This time, something slightly newer–a teaser from The Black Tide, the final book of The Outcast Series:
One bullet caught my leg and sent me stumbling, but I somehow retained balance and jagged sideways, running to the right and around the outer ring of the antechamber rather than directly across it. Bullets pinged off the walls, floors, and ceiling, deadly missiles that came very close but didn’t hit. The noise of all the gunfire was deafening but the soldiers themselves were quiet.
As was the child. She just gripped my shirt fiercely, as if intent on hanging on no matter what happened next.